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First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister

Item #: 81252

Our Price: $44.95

After 150 gallons, it's time to replace your filter cannister. Always keep an extra First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister on hand, so you're assured a non-stop supply of good drinking water. Fits older First Need models.
  • Clean out port
  • Flow Rate per minute quarts(liters): 2 qt./min.(1.7 L/min.)
  • Average Capacity: 180 gal.
  • Particle Retention(microns): 0.4
  • Temp. Range F(C): 32°F - 100°F *do not freeze*
  • Canister Size(diameter x height): 2.75 in. x 5.25 in.(7 cm x 13.3 cm.
  • Made in the USA.

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General EcologyFirst Need Deluxe Replacement Canister
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good filtration (20)
  • Easy to pump (18)
  • Maintenance (14)
  • Easy to clean (12)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Backpacking (20)
  • Hiking (14)
  • Day trip (7)
  • Car camping (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (12), Casual/ recreational (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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5.0

Best Filter to date

By Sven

from Yosemite, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to pump
  • Good filtration
  • Low maintenance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Hiking

    Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

    Grest filter-highly recommend

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    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Best Water treater I have ever had

    By Jim C

    from St Louis MO

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to pump
    • Good filtration
    • Low maintenance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere With Iffy H2o
      • Backpacking

      Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

      Great item
      Bottles screw on nicely
      Filters alot of water before you need a new filter

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Really works!

      By Padre

      from Issaquah, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to clean
      • Easy to pump
      • Good filtration
      • Lightweight
      • Low maintenance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Car Camping
        • Hiking

        Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

        I use this to purify tap water in Africa. It saves me having to buy a lot of bottled water.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The only purifier I trust

        By Austyn

        from Michigan

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to clean
        • Easy to pump
        • Good filtration
        • Trustworthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking

          Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

          I like the new design of the canister. It provides a clean out area that didn't exist with the older canisters.

          I use the First Need system on all of my multi-day backpacking and climbing outings.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Old Goat

          from Waterbury Center, VT

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to pump
          • Good filtration
          • Low maintenance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking

            Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

            I have the same First Need pump that I bought 20 years ago. The filter canisters still fit it. Easy to use. Easy to replace filter canisters. Never had a problem with water-borne diseases after getting this water filter. You can get lighter water filters but you can't get a better one.

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            • No

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            5.0

            works as claimed, good product

            By Bushy

            from Mesa AZ

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Backflush And Good To Go
            • Easy to clean
            • Easy to pump
            • Good filtration
            • Low maintenance

            Cons

            • A Little Bulky But Ok
            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Day trip
            • Hiking
            • Take It On The Quad

            Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

            No complaints. A little heavy but works great on trips with the quad, scouting etc. Have used it for years without problems

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great purifier

            By JR

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Easy to clean
            • Easy to pump
            • Good filtration
            • Low maintenance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking

              Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

              Great purifier. Have used for years with no issues. Only way this failed a dye test after a couple of uses is if it was dropped. It is ceramic so you actually have to read the warnings and treat it with a due amount of care. Do so and it will give you years of enjoyment.

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              4.0

              Economic Water Filter

              By Lyndellbro

              from Lancaster, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to clean
              • Good filtration
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Hiking

                Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

                My last filter did not last long, but I think that is my fault. I think I let it freeze with moisture inside it, cracking the carbon block filter. I like the easy clean feature of the new design. It has to make backwashing easier. The gravity feed feature is handy and the hose fits the bottom valve on a two-gallon collapsible water carrier. The price has gone up a little over the years, but it works and it does provide your first need.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Get One

                By Bushy

                from Mesa AZ

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to clean
                • Easy to pump
                • Good filtration

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Car Camping
                • Day trip
                • Hiking

                Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

                Had one for years. Never leave home without it. Use it quite alot when hiking/quadding in the desert and mtns. of Arizona

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                5.0

                my old standby got better

                By Them Urphster

                from Roanoke Va

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about General Ecology First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister:

                Have used for years and still believe it is the best! So cool that it mounts on top of both of my Nalgene bottle styles too!

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                • Q:

                  I have a first need deluxe would the XL or XLE canister fit the deluxe?
                  Asked on 7/22/2013 by WIryeman from WI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    These canisters are model interchangeable. Both would work with the Deluxe.

                    Answered on 7/23/2013 by Matt from Campmor
                • Q:

                  We own an older model First need water purification device with the serial number 330904. Is there a replacement filter available for this unit? We read somewhere that the replacement filter fits older models, but see that by your answers on this site that is not true. Thanks for your help.
                  Asked on 5/29/2013 by jon from oregon

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This is the Elite canister so it will fit older models.

                    Answered on 6/4/2013 by Steve from Campmor
                • Q:

                  Will this canister work on a 850817?
                  Asked on 5/20/2013 by Kyle

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This replacement canister will only work with a General Ecology part # 322200

                    Answered on 5/21/2013 by Steve from Campmor
                • Q:

                  How would I know when to replace the original filter and other replacement filters.
                  Asked on 3/24/2013 by lonestar72 from col.ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The filter will pump slower and the water will not be appearing as clean once it is pumped out.

                    Answered on 3/25/2013 by Matt from Campmor
                • Q:

                  This may be a stupid question but just how do you keep it from freezing on a back country trip below 32F? Is there a way to dry it out such that it won't freeze in those conditions?
                  Asked on 8/16/2012 by Will from DFW

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This would not be recommended for use in sub freezing temperatures. The best bet in that circumstance would be to use water tablets.

                    Answered on 8/17/2012 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  I have a first need for many years, 20+, is this canister compatible with older models. The pump still works good.
                  Asked on 8/4/2012 by Matt from Webster,NY

                  2 answers

                  • A:

                    general ecology says it works on" all FN XLE, XL and Deluxe models" http://generalecology.com/category/portable/accessories

                    Answered on 5/22/2013 by John from VA
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This replacement canister is not compatible with older models.

                    Answered on 8/13/2012 by Betty
                • Q:

                  I have the old first need filter from the mid '90s (not the XL or the deluxe). Will this filter fit?
                  Asked on 5/24/2012 by jj

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The First Need Deluxe Replacement Canister is only for recent models made by First Need.

                    Answered on 5/29/2012 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  does this work for the XL model?
                  Asked on 8/4/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    yes, this fits item 81249

                    Answered on 8/5/2011 by Betty
                • Q:

                  If you don't place this filter in service, how long can you store the filter for? i.e. does the filter have an expiration date? Thanks
                  Asked on 5/9/2011 by Dean from Palm Harbor, FL

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    No expiration date. Just keep it dry

                    Answered on 5/10/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                • Q:

                  What kind of inlet and outlet fittings are on this unit? What kinds of hose &/or clamps are required to attach to this filter?
                  Asked on 10/7/2010 by Gaither from Browns Summit, NC

                  2 answers

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The hoses that come with the first need filter would be required for proper installation.

                    Answered on 10/8/2010 by Steve from Campmor
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    male fittings,silicon hoses,no clamps

                    Answered on 10/25/2010 by Hondo from East Stroudsburg, PA
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